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Barrera wants to fight Pacman
Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 09 Mar 2006
WHILE a rematch with Marco Antonio Barrera may be a good sell, it is not the best fight for Manny Pacquiao at this moment, says the Filipino’s famed trainer. Barrera, who badly lost his first meeting with Pacquiao, recently informed World Boxing Council (WBC) president Jose Sulaiman he wan  Read Full Story >>>

What else is new?
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 09 Mar 2006
I READ in the papers that it’s ABS-CBN and not Solar Sports that will air Manny Pacquiao’s next fight. I also read that Manny Pacquiao will now promote his next fight himself, having reportedly fired his US promoter, Gary Shaw. If all that is true, well, what can I say? NothingR  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao to receive Boxer of the Year award
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 09 Mar 2006
BOXING icon Manny Pacquiao heads the list of Filipino world titleholders in the Elorde Banquet of Champions during the 6th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Memorial Awards set March 25 at the Dusit Hotel Nikko in Makati City. Pacquiao, whose win over Mexican Hector Velasquez in September last y  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Wed, 08 Mar 2006
Fight fans who will be fortunate enough to be at ringside on March 18 for the Z Gorres-Waenpetch Chuwatana OPBF duel will be in for a big treat as two of the most stunning members of the Viva Hotbabes have been chosen as round girls for the event. Rene Summer, the 2006 Tanduay Calendar Girl and t  Read Full Story >>>

By Alex A. Paglumotan, GAB Commissioner,, Wed, 08 Mar 2006
The biggest boxing convention ever for the professional boxing community in the Philippines is fast approaching. Barely thirty nine (39) days from today the Office of the President per directive from President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo through the GAB will be hosting the historic conclave of local and  Read Full Story >>>

By Brad Cooney,, Wed, 08 Mar 2006 just spoke with Freddie Roach and got his thoughts about team Barrera's challenge to fight Manny Pacquiao. Roach was asked if he had heard of the challenge from Barrera's camp, " Yes, I heard it, the thing i  
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By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Wed, 08 Mar 2006
In a major twist of events, WBC and IBF superfeatherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera is now calling out Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao and has indicated his intention to defend his WBC title against the General Santos lefty. WBC president Jose Sulaiman, in a faxed message addressed to  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera wants Pacman; Gabi will bounce back, etc.
By Alex A. Paglumotan, GAB Commissioner,, Wed, 08 Mar 2006
The biggest event we've all been waiting for is about to come. The World Boxing Council (WBC) super featherweight crown-holder Marco Antonio Barrera of Mexico is now picking up a fight against the Philippines' Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao. Barrera has just signified his intention to go ahead with hi  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera wants Pacquiao: WBC
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Wed, 08 Mar 2006
The World Boxing Council (WBC) disclosed yesterday that super-featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera “is willing and ready” to make a mandatory defense against Manny Pacquiao, a fight everybody wants to witness since both fighters are known for their sheer power. Although   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao sorry for flight delay
By Nikko Dizon, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 08 Mar 2006
MANNY PACQUIAO isn't at all swell-headed. It's just that he had his Monday blues when he staggered -- his wife and two children in tow -- into the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) long after the Philippine Airlines check-in counter had closed, delaying the departure of his flight to Hong  Read Full Story >>>

Another Manny in the making
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Wed, 08 Mar 2006
Manny Pacquiao’s long-time personal trainer and boyhood pal Buboy Fernandez said yesterday he’s found a fighter who, if guided properly, could become another Pacman. Buboy is so sure of bantamweight Ernel Fontanilla’s potential that he pushed for his US visa application. Pacquia  Read Full Story >>>

'The Prince’
By Rene Saguisag, ABS-CBN News, Wed, 08 Mar 2006
Even the staid Kilosbayan magazine, in its latest issue, had a feature on Manny Pacquiao. What about Diosdado "The Prince" Gabi, a prince who may remain a pauper for some time? He is, sadly, a loser, at least, over the weekend. There was no Arroyo by his side this time—no one clambering up  Read Full Story >>>

Wanted: New Pacquiao foe
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Wed, 08 Mar 2006
IF Plan A fails, go to Plan B, boxing promoter Wakee Salud said yesterday. Faced with the prospects of Mexican Oscar Larios pulling out of a 10-round bout with Manny Pacquiao in June or July, Salud revealed that there are other opponents to choose from. “We can still get someone who can  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
Here's the letter sent by the WBC to the camps of both WBC 108-lb champ Brian Viloria and mandatory challenger Juanito Rubillar: Dear friends: The World Boxing Council is informing that the free negotiations period for the mandatory defense of champion Brian Viloria against mandatory challenge  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
Thailand's Waenpetch Chuwatana plans to shock local boxing fans when he faces Z "The Dream" Gorres on March 18 for the vacant OPBF superfly crown on March 18 at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex. It seems that the media hype on the impressive win of Gorres over Mexican toughie Jose   Read Full Story >>>

Gorres faces tough Thai vet
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Philippine Star, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
While Z Gorres considers his upcoming fight with Waengpetch Chuwatana a dream come true, the Thai fighter has vowed to make it a nightmare for the 22-year-old Cebuano southpaw when they clash for the vacant OPBF super flyweight title on March 18 at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex. G  Read Full Story >>>

Viloria says let’s do business
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
World Boxing Council (WBC) lightflyweight champion Brian Viloria said the other day he’s looking forward to cleaning up the ranks up to the flyweight division and tough guys like Jorge Arce, Vic Darchinyan, Ulises Solis and Ivan Calderon are in his list of future opponents. "I’ll pro  Read Full Story >>>

Viloria maingat sa mga 'kaibigan'
By Virgi T. Romano,, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
"You will not know who your true and real friends are, until you're down!" Ito ang katagang namutawi sa labi ni World Boxing Council (WBC) light-flyweight champion Brian Viloria bilang pagbabalik-tanaw sa mga kabiguang dinanas bago siya naging kampeon, particular nang siya'y talikuran ng mga i  Read Full Story >>>

Brian is Vigan adopted son
The Philippine Star, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
VIGAN CITY– Hawaii-based world boxing champ Brian Viloria who is also known as "Hawaiian Punch" and recently "Pinoy Punch" has been lauded as a proud son of Vigan. The Vigan city government formally presented to Viloria yesterday a resolution declaring the WBC lightflyweight champion as an  Read Full Story >>>

Why Gabi lost
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
WHAT Diosdado Gabi needs to do to make his boxing career going -- no, recapture precious ground -- is to restructure his fighting style. The only thing he proved last Saturday was, he doesn’t have world-class moves to beat world-class fighters. He is one-dimensional. He doesn’t hav  Read Full Story >>>

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